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Fall 2014
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Campus Crossroads Construction to Begin
Construction on Campus Crossroads, a $400 million project that will include new facilities for the Departments of Anthropology, Psychology, and Music, will begin in November, after the final home game of the season. Read More >


Father Hesburgh Blesses Newly Refurbished Great Hall in O’Shaughnessy
“There are many things taught at this University, but at the heart of all of them is really liberal arts,” said Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C, at the rededication of the O’Shaughnessy Great Hall on September 4, 2014. Read More >


Notre Dame’s Lab for Economic Opportunities Endowed with $15 Million Gift
The Wilson Sheehan Foundation has made a $15 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to endow the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), a recent University initiative that seeks to reduce poverty in the United States. Read More >


Ebrahim Moosa, Leading Scholar of Islamic Thought, Joins Notre Dame Faculty
Ebrahim E.I. Moosa, a leading scholar of Islamic thought, philosophy, and literature, has been appointed professor of Islamic studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and in the Department of History. Read More >


Book on Democratization
Wins Two Awards
A book coauthored by Scott Mainwaring, Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, an alumnus of the University, presents a striking new theory of democratization that has earned it two major prizes in comparative politics. Read More >


Music Faculty Builds Scholarly Connections in Asia
Three faculty members from Notre Dame’s Department of Music embarked on a 12-day tour to Asia this fall, building scholarly and cultural connections with universities in China and South Korea. Read More >


Jeff Spoonhower Brings Digital Media Expertise to FTT
Jeff Spoonhower ’99, a 12-year veteran of the video game and animation industries, has been appointed assistant professor of film and digital media production in Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre. Read More >


Political Science Alum Interns at White House
Adam Newman ’14, a political science major and business economics minor, completed a total of six internships, from private sector roles with the American Medical Association to federal government positions including the White House. Read More >


Video: History Major Studies “Great Telescope” in Ireland
Notre Dame senior Anastasia Wright spent three weeks in Ireland last summer studying the 19th-century astronomer William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse. Lord Rosse is best known for building a 72-inch telescope, the largest in the world until the early 20th century. Read More >


Video: Arts and Letters Alumnus Bob Conway, Senior Director, Goldman Sachs
Bob Conway is senior director for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., in London. He feels that the writing and communication skills he gained as a liberal arts student were critical to his success. As a recruiter, he said, “I would seek out those students who were excellent in whatever field that they chose. An art history major to me was as valuable as a finance major.” Read More >


Students’ Short Documentary Honored at Film Festival
A heart-wrenching film from three 2014 Notre Dame graduates took top honors in the short documentary category at this year’s Sunset Film Festival in Los Angeles. Read More >


ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Notre Dame to Establish Keough School of Global Affairs; Historian Scott Appleby Appointed Dean

Two Notre Dame Psychologists Receive NSF Early Career Awards

Father Gutierrez Awarded 2014 Gittler Prize

Grammy-Winning Baritone Nathan Gunn to be Artist-in-Residence

American Studies Alum Becomes Global Leader in Fight Against Malaria

A Professor, His Students, and the Power of Design

Video: Africana Studies Major Olivia Furman

Video: Economics Alumnus Credits Success in International Finance to Liberal Arts Education

Philosopher’s Software Program Mines, Analyzes Digitized Documents

From Startups to Fortune 500 Companies, History Graduates Find Success

FTT Students Shine at National Auditions

Video: Student Researches Perceptions of Race at National Library of France

English Professor Kate Marshall Wins Media Ecology Book Award

Sarah Ann Wells Explores South American Literature and Media

In Memoriam: Joan Aldous, Kenan Professor of Sociology Emerita

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